HOF CLASS OF '12
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Re: 2009 Draft Info
7th Round #209 Overall Josh Fellhauer OF Cal State Fullerton
Josh Fellhauer OF Jr. L-L 5-11 175 Cal State Fullerton Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Never drafted 3-24-88
SCOUTING PROFILE (3/1): The obvious knock on Fellhauer as a prospect is his size. None of his tools really stand out, either, but few players in this draft get more out of their natural ability than Fellhauer. Every tool he has plays higher than scouts will grade them. After hitting .335-7-40 as a sophomore for Cal State Fullerton and topping the Titans in hits (90) and total bases (138), Fellhauer was the steadiest outfielder for Team USA last summer as it went 24-0 and accomplished the first undefeated run in program history. He hit .299 with 15 RBIs (both second on the team) in 87 at-bats while seeing duty in all three outfield positions, but mostly in center and right field. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Fellhauer is undersized for right field at the next level, his lack of raw speed compromises his range and ability to play center and his modest power potential makes him ill-suited for any corner position. He profiles more as a fourth outfielder or a dangerous lefthanded bat off the bench, though he has a hitch in his swing that could be exposed with wood against some of the superior fastballs he'll face in the future. But it would be a mistake to sell Fellhauer short. He has superior instincts for the game, has speed and arm strength that are more than adequate, and it's entirely possible that he'll put up such impressive offensive numbers this spring as a junior at Cal State Fullerton that teams will simply not be in position to overlook him.-ALLAN SIMPSON
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Rancho Cucamonga HS
Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180
US NATIONAL TEAM `08: Was one of three Titans (along with Christian Colon and Jared Clark) to play a key roll for the 2008 Team USA squad that finished a perfect 24-0 en route to the FISU World Championship gold medal in the Czech Republic • Posted the second-best batting average on the team at .299, and along with Colon, collected the most hits on the squad with 26 • Blasted a pair of home runs, hit a team-leading six doubles, tallied 15 RBI and stole two bases while playing all three outfield positions.
TITANS `08: Was named to the All-Big West Conference Second Team as the Titans' everyday centerfielder • Started 62 of the Titans' 63 games • Set career highs in most every offensive category including leading the team in hits (90) and total bases (139) • Had the second longest hitting streak of the year for Fullerton, posting a 10-gamer from Feb. 24 to Mar. 9, when he hit .465 (20-for-43) with seven doubles, a home run and six RBI; also had two six-game hitting streaks in 2008 • Hit in 21 of the first 25 games of 2008, good for a .411 batting average • Led the squad with 20 multi-hit games, collecting three hits on seven occasions and a career-high four hits, three times • Had 12 multi-RBI efforts driving in two runs on 10 occasions and tied his career-high twice with three RBI in a game • Stole a career high 17 bases in 23 attempts, and swiped a pair of bags on two occasions (Feb. 22 at TCU and Apr. 6 at UC Irvine). Ranked 2nd in the Big West Conference in runs scored (62), 3rd in hits (90), 3rd in doubles (20), 6th in triples (4), 2nd in total bases (139), 9th in stolen bases (17) and 1st in plate appearances (301) and at bats (269).
TITANS `07: Started off as a platoon outfielder, but ended up as the everyday left fielder after blossoming into one of the team's best hitters • Played in 56 of the team's 63 games, making 39 starts (38 in left, one in center) • Picked up his first career hit in his first official at bat (was HBP in first plate appearance) on Feb. 2 vs. Stanford • Did not pick up his first career RBI until Mar. 11 at East Carolina with a 3-for-4, 2 RBI effort • Hit his first career home run on May 8 at home vs. Loyola Marymount • Had 14 multi-hit games, and five times picked up a season-best three hits • Posted nine multi-RBI efforts, three of which he tallied three runs driven in • Had a seven-game hitting streak from May 2 to May 12 when he went 13-for-26 (.500) with seven RBI and 8 runs scored • Was 6-for-12 with a home run and 3 RBI in the San Diego Regional, earning him all-tournament honors • Threw out UC Irvine's potential winning run with one out in the bottom of 13th inning in the longest game in College World Series History (5:40) to hold off the Titans' elimination for one more batter • Was 9-for-32 (.281) in the Titans' seven postseason games.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA HS: Was a three-year letterman for Head Coach Sean Sullivan at Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. • Was a three-time All-Baseline League first-teamer, posting a career .388 batting average with seven wins and 101 strikeouts from the mound • Helped the Cougars win the Baseline League championship in 2004, hitting .348 with a home run and 23 RBI • Received All-Inland Valley recognition his junior season (2005) when he hit .392 with a pair of home runs, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases for the Cougar offense, while collecting two wins and 48 strikeouts in 33.2 innings on the mound • Put up his best numbers his senior year (2006) hitting .430 with seven home runs and 23 RBI while collecting three wins and 45 strikeouts in 46.1 innings from the hill • Earned first-team All-CIF recognition in 2006 as well as being named to the All-Inland Valley team for a second time • Was also a three-year varsity football letterman earning league MVP honors his senior season.
PERSONAL: Born on March 24, 1988, in Pomona, Calif. • Parents are Robert and Juliette Fellhauer • Full name is Josh Nicholas Fellhauer • Nickname is Felly • Has one older brother (Justin) • Majoring in American Studies • His favorite sports thrill was throwing out UC Irvine's Taylor Holiday (the winning run) at home plate in the bottom of the 13th inning at the College World Series • Comes from good baseball genes: His grandfather, Richard, pitched for the St. Louis Browns and his father, Robert, was a 6th round draft pick by the A's as a shortstop • Favorites include: 300, The Dark Knight and Step Brothers (movies), Boston, Lil Wayne, Kanye West (musical artists), The DaVinci Code (book), facebook.com and baseballamerica.com (websites), Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp (actors), bowling, golfing (hobbies), Boston Red Sox (team).
FELLHAUER'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats - 7, June 18, 2007 vs. UC Irvine
Runs - 4, Mar. 9, 2008 vs. Southern Miss
Hits - 4 (3 times), Last on May 16, 2008 vs. San Diego State
RBI - 3 (5 times), Last on Apr. 4, 2008 at UC Irvine
Home Runs - 1 (10 times), Last on May 25, 2008 at Long Beach State
Doubles - 2 (5 times), Last on May 2, 2008 at UC Santa Barbara
Stolen Bases - 2 (3 times), Last on Apr. 6, 2008 at UC Irvine